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Vega Statoreacteur-1


Solid rocket stage. 200.00 kN (44,962 lbf) thrust. Mass 800 kg (1,764 lb).

Status: Retired 1961.
Gross mass: 800 kg (1,760 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 250 kg (550 lb).
Height: 3.50 m (11.40 ft).
Diameter: 0.56 m (1.83 ft).
Thrust: 200.00 kN (44,960 lbf).
Burn time: 5.00 s.
Number: 8 .

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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • ONERA French manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales, France. More...

Associated Propellants
  • Solid Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. Solid propellants have the fuel and oxidiser embedded in a rubbery matrix. They were developed to a high degree of perfection in the United States in the 1950's and 1960's. In Russia, development was slower, due to a lack of technical leadership in the area and rail handling problems. More...

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